Eric S. Roberts
|Eric S. Roberts|
|Born||Durham, North Carolina, US|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Known for||computer science education|
|Notable awards||ACM Fellow (2007)
ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award (2012)
Eric S. Roberts is an American computer scientist noted for his contributions to computer science education through textbook authorship and his leadership in computing curriculum development. He is a co-chair of the ACM Education Council, former co-chair of the ACM Education Board, and a former member of the SIGCSE Board. He led the Java task force in 1994. He is currently a Professor at Stanford University.
Roberts received a A. B. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1973. He received a S. M. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in June 1974 and a Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1980.
He then joined the Department of Computer Science at Wellesley College as an assistant professor in 1980. In 1984–1985 he was a visiting lecturer in Computer Science at Harvard University. In 1990 he was an associate professor at Stanford University and promoted to professor (teaching) of Computer Science in 1990. While at Stanford he has also held several other positions such as associate chair and director of undergraduate studies from 1997 to 2002, and senior associate dean for student affairs from 2001 to 2003.
Roberts has written several introductory computer science textbooks, including
- Thinking Recursively
- The Art and Science of C
- Programming Abstractions in C
- Thinking Recursively with Java
- The Art and Science of Java
Roberts has several notable awards in computer science.
- Eric S. Roberts (1986). Thinking Recursively. Canada: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 0-471-81652-3.
- Eric S. Roberts (1994). The Art and Science of C. United States: Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0201543223.
- Eric S. Roberts (1998). Programming Abstractions in C. United States: Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0201545418.
- Eric S. Roberts (2006). Thinking Recursively with Java. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 978-0-471-70146-0.
- Eric S. Roberts (2008). The Art and Science of Java. United States: Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0321486127.
- Association of Computing Machinery (2013-04-09). "ACM HONORS COMPUTING INNOVATORS" (PDF). ACM. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2012-04-30). "Eric Roberts Wins IEEE Computer Society’s 2012 Taylor L. Booth Education Award". IEEE. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
- Association of Computing Machinery (2007-12-03). "ACM NAMES 38 FELLOWS FOR COMPUTING AND IT INNOVATIONS IN INDUSTRY, EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT". ACM. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
- Stanford University: Eric S. Roberts, Department of Computer Science